Thank you for your interest in my lectures. I have been speaking at local, regional and national conferences and guild meetings for 20+ years, and as of 2016 I will be cutting back my travel schedule to allow myself more time to explore my new home ground in Kentucky and surrounding states, and turning them into quilts of course.

Those that have attended one or more of my lectures say they find each interesting, fun and thought-provoking. I love to have everyone join in, and I try to give every person in the room is encouraged to participate (sometimes literally jumping in), other times by posing questions or sharing their own experiences as further discussion. It’s all about having fun, and learning at the same time.

I will continue to consider doing lectures and seminars if I am in your area and encourage you to contact me directly.


We are surrounded by color every day of our lives, but just how do we capture what color inspires in us, what it makes us feel and fantasize, so we can incorporate it into our fabric creations? This lecture provides participants with a valuable overview and grounding in color basics, but then takes them far beyond into the exploration of how color can be used to personalize and concretize ones own vision. Each person will learn to see their colors, the colors of their own life, and then learn to trust what they see and to incorporate these color palettes into their quilts.


Like many other artisans, we quilters have our limits, our sense of the acceptable – what is in and what is out. But for me raven, the trickster, came and pointed me towards a gateway in my imagination. Raven entered my life and chiseled away at the boundaries established by the ‘Quilt Police'. And Raven is there for all of us, encouraging us to explore and express our own personal images, and making sure there are always some who cross the threshold to playful creativity. Here I will share the quilts that have found their way into my life during my boundary crossings.